Glazed Carrot Coconut Bread

Mmm… Yummy
Loaded with coconut, shredded carrots and golden raisins and glazed with a cream cheese icing, a slice of this carrot coconut bread is like having carrot cake for breakfast!
I love making quick bread. It’s easy, versatile, and great for an easy breakfast or snack. The most important thing to remember when making any quick bread is not to overmix it. Mix the wet ingredients, then the dry ingredients, then combine them just until the batter is mixed. If you overmix, the bread will be too tough instead of soft.

Coconut Bread with Greek Yogurt
This Glazed Carrot & Coconut Bread is no exception. It’s packed with coconut, shredded carrots, and golden raisins. It’s a loaded bread kept moist with all of those delicious ingredients!

1 cup shredded carrots
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoon cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tablespoon milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9×5″ loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the carrots, eggs, oil, yogurt, coconut, raisins and vanilla. Stir until combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake at 350 for 58-62 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. When the toothpick comes out crumb-free, the bread is done.
Let the bread cool for 5 minutes in the pan, run a knife along the edges and remove from the pan. Remove the waxed paper, and let cool on a cooling rack.
Stir together the powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk to create a glaze. Drizzle over the top of the warm bread. Slice and serve.